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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:37 am

First image is as per instructions.Second I masked off the top and jacked up the color in the painting.As I remember,if you raise the color in the top half too much you blow out the carved jade the warriors are on.

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Postby ggroess » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:26 am

Since you have the top mask can you invert it on another layer and fix both sides of the image??

Just a thought...

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:01 pm

Had never tried this before.Tookfirst submission here and used second pass to set highlight and shadowand lift the lightness a bit

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Postby ggroess » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:56 pm

Not to bad....for a first pass...
Good job...
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Postby mikemeister_admin » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:22 pm

Here is a quick effort.  I am not at all satiosfied with it, and will try again.

362000489_GLMSA-XL.jpg

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Postby ggroess » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:14 pm

It's not too bad but you are right there is more in there to bring out...

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:25 pm

OK, I made another run at this image.  I set myself a goal of bringing up the darker figures in addition to darkening the bright portion.  To do this, I first used the S channel as a mask and  then lowered the bright end of the L channel.  Next I wanted to mess with the lower portion of the L curve, but with the mask in effect I could not do anything useful in the dark areas.  So I exited CM, then flattened the image, and then reopened CM and reset all the curves so that I could  regain control of the entire tonal range.  Is there another, easier or better way to do this?  In other words, can you get rid of the mask in some other way once it had one its job?

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